Jharrett Bryantt, Ed.D
“Serving the Anchorage community as superintendent would be the privilege and honor of a lifetime; I want to put down roots here, and unite our complex, multicultural community around our schools. I’m ready to roll up my sleeves and partner with the community to create a shared vision of educational excellence. I have a track record of leading academic gains and attracting top talent into one of America’s largest and most diverse school districts; I am prepared to lead the Anchorage School District into a bright, exciting new chapter.”
Dr. Jharrett Bryantt is an Executive Officer at the Houston Independent School District, leading efforts to attract, retain, evaluate, and competitively compensate world class talent for one of the nation’s largest school systems. He has served Houston ISD in numerous capacities, including as a college advisor, director, and an Assistant Superintendent. Houston ISD serves over 194,000 students, 26,000 employees, and 276 campuses. He proudly began his career in education as a high school mathematics teacher.
Under his leadership, thousands of students have graduated from the district on full scholarships to college, and received no-cost vocational credentials to enter high-wage, high-demand careers upon graduation. He spearheaded a district-wide increase in passing rates on Advanced Placement exams, launched over 15 new International Baccalaureate programs throughout the city, and raised over $20MM from philanthropy to hire more high school and middle school college & career advisors. He has been recognized locally and nationally for his accomplishments, most recently being named to Forbes Magazine’s 30 education leaders to watch in 2019, and then to Forbes’ 2021 national list of 50 champions for advancing communities of color.
Dr. Bryantt is an alumnus of the top ranked Cooperative Superintendency Program at the University of Texas at Austin, and has also completed numerous national future superintendent fellowships. He holds doctoral and master’s degrees in education leadership and policy from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Bachelor of Science from Yale University.